brain tumor treatment laser ablation system / MRI-guided
Visualase™

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Characteristics

  • Type of therapy:

    for brain tumor treatment

  • Control:

    MRI-guided

Description

Visualase™ is an MRI-guided, minimally invasive laser ablation system that lets you monitor tissue ablation in real-time. It provides significant advantages to the patient:

Smallest laser catheter on the market — 1.65 mm diameter
Requires a very small incision and 3.2 mm burr hole
Requires minimal sutures, typically a single stitch 1,2
Most patients have little or no hair removed
Less scarring compared to open procedures
Most patients are discharged after a shorter stay compared to open procedures — typically one day3-8
Requires no ionizing radiation or large skull flap